Mosquito species known to occur in Mississippi

Jerome Goddard and Joe A. MacGown

2 August 2010

This list of species presented here is based on records from a paper documenting the mosquitoes of Mississippi by Goddard et al. (2010) and from specimens in the Mississippi Entomological Museum (MEM). Much of the recent material in the MEM was collected by J. Mallet in the early 1990's and was identified by J. A. MacGown.

Aedes aegypti (L.) - yellow fever mosquito [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes albopictus (Skuse) - Asian tiger mosquito [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes atlanticus Dyar and Knab [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes canadensis (Theobald) [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes cinereus Meigen [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes dorsalis (Meigan) [Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes dupreei (Coquillett) [Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes fulvus pallens Ross [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes grossbecki Dyar and Knab [Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes hendersoni Cockerell [Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes infirmatus Dyar and Knab [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes mitchellae (Dyar) [Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes nigromaculis (Ludlow) [Darsie and Ward 2005, Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes sollicitans (Walker) - tan salt marsh mosquito [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes sticticus (Meigen) [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes stimulans (Walker) [Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes taeniorhynchus (Wiedemann) [Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes thibaulti Dyar and Knab [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes tormentor Dyar and Knab [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes triseriatus (Say) - tree-hole mosquito [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes trivittatus (Coquillett) [Goddard et al. 2010]
Aedes vexans (Meigen) - floodwater mosquito [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Anopheles atropos Dyar and Knab [Goddard et al. 2010]
Anopheles barberi Coquillett [Goddard et al. 2010]
Anopheles crucians (Complex) [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Anopheles pseudopunctipennis Theobald [Goddard et al. 2010]
Anopheles punctipennis (Say) [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Anopheles quadrimaculatus (Complex) [Goddard et al. 2010]
     Anopheles maverlius Reinert [Goddard et al. 2010, Reinert et al. 1997]
     Anopheles quadrimaculatus Say [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
     Anopheles smaragdinus
Reinert [Goddard et al. 2010, Reinert et al. 1997]
Anopheles walkeri Theobald [Goddard et al. 2010]
Coquillettidea perturbans (Walker) [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Culex coronator Dyar and Knab [Goddard et al. 2010]
Culex erraticus (Dyar and Knab) [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Culex nigripalpus Theobald [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Culex peccator Dyar and Knab [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Culex pilosus (Dyar and Knab) [Goddard et al. 2010]
Culex quinquefasciatus Say - southern house mosquito [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Culex restuans Theobald - white dotted mosquito [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Culex salinarius Coquillett [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Culex tarsalis Coquillett - western encephalitis mosqito [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Culex territans Walker [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Culiseta inornata (Williston) - winter mosquito [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Culiseta melanura (Coquillet) [Goddard et al. 2010]
Mansonia titillans (Walker) [Goddard et al. 2010]
Orthopodomyia alba Baker [Goddard et al. 2010]
Orthopodomyia signifera (Coquillett) [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Psorophora ciliata (Fabricius) - shaggy-legged gallinipper or giant mosquito [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Psorophora columbiae (Dyar and Knab) - dark rice field mosquito [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Psorophora cyanescens (Coquillett) [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Psorophora discolor (Coquillett) [Goddard et al. 2010]
Psorophora ferox (von Humboldt) - white-footed woodland mosquito [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Psorophora horrida (Dyar and Knab) [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Psorophora howardii Coquillett - Howard's gallinipper [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Psorophora mathesoni Belkin and Heinemann [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Toxorhynchites rutilus septentrionalis (Dyar and Knab) [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Uranotaenia lowii Theobald [Goddard et al. 2010]
Uranotaenia sapphirina (Coquillett) [MEM; Goddard et al. 2010]
Wyeomyia smithii (Coquillett) [Goddard et al. 2010]

Literature Cited

Darsie, R.F. and R.A. Ward. 2005. Identification and Geographical Distribution of the Mosquitoes of North America, North of Mexico. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Goddard, J., W. C. Varnado, and B. A. Harrison. 2010. An annotated list of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) of Mississippi. Journal of Vector Ecology 35: 79-88.

Reinert, J.F., P.E. Kaiser, and J.A. Seawright. 1997. Analysis of the Anopheles (Anopheles) quadrimaculatus complex of sibling species (Diptera: Culicidae) using morphological, cytological, molecular, genetic, biochemical, and ecological techniques in an integrated approach. J. Am. Mosq. Contr. Assoc. 13(supplement): 1-102.